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Ex-DMR board member asked Trust to buy land from boss' son

BILOXI — The head of the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain says a board member employed by the state Department of Marine Resources asked the trust if it would buy land from her boss’ son, if the department provided some money. The proposal came from Tina Shumate, who resigned early in February as director of the DMR’s Coastal ...

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Investigation: Mayor Davis arranged city payments to developer after condo deal

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis co-owns an oceanfront Florida condominium with a developer who’s received more than $3.4 million through real estate deals with the city since 2008. The developer, Chuck Roberts, more popularly known as the public address announcer at the University of Memphis Tigers basketball games, bought the $500,000 luxury condo with Davis in 2006. An investigation ...

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